Kentlyn, New South Wales

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Aerial view (looking west) of Kentlyn, Ruse and Campbelltown.
Kentlyn is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 34°3′7″S 150°52′41″E / 34.05194°S 150.87806°E / -34.05194; 150.87806Coordinates: 34°3′7″S 150°52′41″E / 34.05194°S 150.87806°E / -34.05194; 150.87806
Population 694 (2011 census)[1]
Established 1933
Postcode(s) 2560
Location 58 km (36 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) City of Campbelltown
State electorate(s) Macquarie Fields
Federal Division(s) Macarthur
Suburbs around Kentlyn:
Leumeah Minto Heights Holsworthy
Ruse Kentlyn Holsworthy
Airds Holsworthy Holsworthy

Kentlyn is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia 58 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Campbelltown. It is part of the Macarthur region.


Kentlyn was originally home to the Tharawal people who may have occupied the area for thousands of years. The area was largely uninhabited for the early 19th century until the 1890s when farmers started settling land. It became known as the Kent Farms and in 1933, it was formally dubbed Kent Lyn, which later modified to Kentlyn.[2][3]

During the Great Depression of the 1930s, it became something of a shantytown for families who had lost their homes. Kentlyn Post Office was open from 1936 until 1938.[4] During the 1970s, when substantial areas of Campbelltown were being opened up for development, the Council chose to protect Kentlyn with minimum lots of 5 acres (20,000 m2). These days it is considered one of the more upmarket parts of Campbelltown.[3]


In the 2011 census, Kentlyn recorded a population of 694 people.

The people of Kentlyn are older than the national average; the median age of people in Kentlyn was 46 years, compared to the national median of 37 years. Children aged under 15 years made up 17.8% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 20.1% of the population.

The median household weekly income was $1,375, compared to the national median of $1,234. All 209 homes in Kentlyn were detached houses, with no apartment blocks or townhouses in the suburb.[1]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Kentlyn (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 November 2014.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Liston, C: The Dharawal and Gandangara in colonial Campbelltown, New South Wales, 1788-1830, article in Aboriginal History, vol.12, 1988: p.48-62.
  3. ^ a b Kentlyn History
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 

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